With the 4th of July just around the corner, I figured your front door could use a little sprucing up! And what better way to decorate, then to make a unique and colorful wreath for the holiday.
- foam wreath – mine is 14”, purchased from Michael’s
- red and white yarn to cover the wreath – I used Loops & Threads Impeccable in white, red and royal
- 5 mm (H/8) hook for the wreath and stars
- 4 mm (G/6) hook for the stars
- red, white, and blue felt
- measuring tape
- hot glue gun (or fabric glue)
- ribbon (optional)
- fringe twister (optional)
Abbreviations – all crochet stitches are in US terminology
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tc – treble crochet
- mc – magic circle (could also use a ch 4, and slip stitch to for a ring)
- sl st – slip stitch
I will be writing these instructions so that you can make your wreath with any materials you like. We will start by covering the foam ring.
Lets start by measuring the circumference of the foam wreath – mine is 6” or about 15 cm. This is how wide we are going to chain.
Using your 5 mm (H/8) hook, and your blue yarn, chain until your chain is long enough to wrap around your foam.
- For my wreath I chained 25
Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across.
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across.
Row 3 – last row: repeat row 2.
After about 4 or 5 rows, check to make sure your piece fits snugly around your wreath.
I did 45 rows of blue, approximately 1/4 of the way around my wreath. Then I started my red and white stripes, changing color every 5 rows, until it was long enough to go around the outside of the wreath with a little bit of pulling. Then sew the short edges together.
Put the cover over the foam wreath and sew the edges together, making sure to keep your stripes lined up. I stitched the striped portion in red, and changed to blue to stitch the blue portion together.
We will make our stars in each of our 3 colors, and we will use 2 different hook sizes to get a little variety in the finished size of the stars.
|Color/Hook Size||5 mm (H/8)||4 mm (G/6)|
rnd 1: mc, ch 1, 10 hdc into circle, sl st to first st (10 st)
rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc into each st (20 st)
rnd 3: ch 1, *(sc, hdc in same st), (dc, tc in next st), ch 1, (tc, dc in next st), (hdc, sc in next st)* repeat from * to * 4 more times. Sl st to top of first sc. (40 st)
Time to decorate our wreath!
Lets start with the “USA!” banner.
To make the cord, take one length each of red, white, and blue, about 18” long, tie one end together. Twist each strand (according to the natural twist) until they start to curl on themselves. I use a fringe twister, but you can do this by hand. Tie the other end together and let the strands twist together. Attach the cord to the wreath in whatever position you like.
Next we will make our banner. Cut out 4 triangles in blue felt, and the letters for “USA!” in white and red. Using hot glue (or fabric glue) attach your letters to the triangles and the triangles to the cord.
Using yarn, or ribbon, make a loop to hang your wreath with.
Now we will attach the stars to the wreath with hot glue or fabric glue.